VEGAS 2013: FME reveals key Tree Fu Tom deals

Agreements secured across Australia and New Zealand for hit pre-school brand.
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FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has confirmed a raft of deals in Australia and New Zealand for pre-school property Tree Fu Tom.

The animation has been sold to Network Ten in Australia and MediaWorks in New Zealand. The show is due to premiere in both territories in September. The free to air deals follow on from a successful performance on Disney Junior last autumn.

New licensing deals in Australia include Funtastic as toy distribution partner and Roadshow for home entertainment. Funtastic will be the exclusive distribution partner for Giochi Preziosi's range of Tree Fu Tom toys.

Both the toys and DVD are due for release in early 2014.

"The series' international expansion continues apace and Tree Fu Tom is truly becoming a global pre-school inspiration, delighting children around the world," said Liz Burnett, director of consumer products, Australia, FME Kids & Family Entertainment.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, and a further five licensees have joined the programme - Aurora, Corsair, Underground Toys, Paper Projects and Crane 3D. In the US, children's app developer Cupcake Digital is on board for a series of enhanced story apps.

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